Mimetite and Smithsonite
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Excellent combination thumbnail from Tsumeb. The central spire of a 1.1 cm Mimetite is highly lustrous and has a beautiful, lemon-yellow color that is uniform throughout. It has a sharp termination, and excellent striations along the faces. The Mimetite is framed at the base by sharp, classic curved rhombs of Smithsonite. Very reminiscent of the famous world's fair symbol of years ago where you had the tall obelisk with the spheres at the base. An excellent, aesthetic thumbnail.